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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Halina do?

2. From what does the protagonist awaken?

3. What does the main character think is impossible to find?

4. When he says nothing, what does his father do?

5. What is happening in his memory of the concentration camp?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the doctor say about Kathleen?

2. Why has Gyula painted Eliezer's portrait the way he did?

3. What does the girl tell the protagonist?

4. Why does the protagonist begin to tell the stranger his story?

5. What happens once the protagonist is admitted into the hospital?

6. What does the protagonist realize years later about his grandmother?

7. Describe the protagonist's first evening with Kathleen.

8. To what does the protagonist wake up?

9. How do Kathleen and the protagonist feel about one another?

10. What does the doctor tell the protagonist?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Gyula is the protagonist's friend.

Part 1) Describe Gyula. How is he a breath of fresh air for the protagonist?

Part 2) What does Gyula create for the protagonist? Why?

Part 3) how does Gyula's approach affect the protagonist? Has this helped the protagonist? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

When lying on the ground, the protagonist is reminded of a poem by Dylan Thomas that says, "rage, rage, against the dying of the light."

Part 1) Why might he think of this poem?

Part 2) How does this contrast with his actions and feelings?

Part 3) How does this poem reflect the beliefs of others in the play?

Essay Topic 3

Shimon, the protagonist's friend, considers him a saint.

Part 1) Why does he consider him a saint? How does the protagonist feel about this?

Part 2) How does the protagonist mimic this thought later in the novel?

Part 3) Compare the person and reaction later in the novel to his reaction to being called a saint.

Part 4) What is the connection between this and the stranger on the ship and Gyula?

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